Best USB Cable for Tethered Photography

Posted by: on Mar 03, 2017

Best USB Cable for Tethered Photography
The choice of professional photographers and videographers everywhere, Tether Tools’ high-visibility orange TetherPro USB cables have become synonymous with tethered photography. TetherPro USB cables are constructed to the highest possible USB specifications and incorporate all of the latest technology ensuring consistent and reliable conductivity, and the fastest and most reliable transfers.
High-Visibility Orange Color
While most of our cables come in black as well as orange, we recommend the orange and it’s not just about looks. The orange color ensure cables can be seen throughout the studio, during on-location shoots, and also makes it super easy to find in your gear bag. With multiple people (models, photographer, makeup artist, stylist, clients and assistants) all on a shoot, it’s inevitable someone will not see and trip over a cable in a sea of silver and black photography equipment positioned on set. TetherPro high-visibility cables are bright orange to bring attention to the cable and avoid accidents. With the cable attached to expensive camera and computer equipment, avoiding accidents can save thousands of dollars in damages.
Increased Insulation
Take a look at the photo above. The TetherPro Cables are thicker than the cable that comes with your camera and others sold aftermarket. The reason is the increased insulation – notice the thickness of the colored part around the copper wire as well as the increased white insulation between the colored wires. This provides two benefits. First, this added insulation provides extra protection to the stranded copper wire that transmit the signals from your camera to your computer. In other words, it stands up better to kinks, knots, and people stepping on your cable. Call it added insurance. Second, it provides greater shielding on the wires itself to prevent signal interference or noise in the transmission.
Constructed to the Highest Possible Standards
Many manufactures are able to make and sell cables cheaply by hitting the minimum require specifications for a cable. The TetherPro Cables are designed specific to the highest spec possible for that particular cable and connection. What that means is if the spec calls for a Ferrite Bead (that round part found at the end of some cables) or gold-plated connectors, then you can rest assured that the TetherPro cable has it.
Lengths Specific to the Photographer’s Needs
Over the years, we’ve found that one of the best ways to protect a cable and make it work to its fullest potential is to provide the appropriate length for the job. Whether that means a very short 1 foot cable or stringing together a cable with an active extension to go 30+ feet, TetherPro Cables come in the length photographers need. If you’re not sure which cable you need, go to and click Search by Camera in the top navigation. Simply select the camera from the list, and you’ll be presented with the cable you need.   To learn more about taking care of your TetherPro USB cable, read more here: